"So, it turns out that nearly 17 years ago, when we announced the arrival of our son, Carl, that we were mistaken. Instead we are proud to announce our transgender daughter Carla.
I cant begin to understand what a difficult time they must have had leading up to this announcement, but I am really proud of the whole family. Carla's birthday is very soon, so I messaged Mum to ask if it would be OK to make / send a gift, and if so what colours would be appropriate? It tuns out her room is grey and orange. I already had a quilt in mind. The logo used by the LGBT communities is a rainbow, and rainbow is created by rain and sunshine - or tears and happiness?
This quilt, Rainy Day Rainbow, had been put on the 'time out' shelf as I wasn't happy that Orange was really represented, but if I was to make orange a feature - ie as binding, it could be a perfect quilt for Carla
Unusually for me this had been made as a patchwork top, so I spray based . . . and quilted it!
I don't have any orange (that'll be why there wasn't any orange in the top!) but I've ordered some spray time and will get it finished and posted as soon as the fabric arrived
As it was an otherwise quiet day at home I also knuckled down to making a dress,. I had made 5 versions of this, all draft, to make sure the pattern really fits ME!
Number 5 came out ok but was made from curtains that are a bit too stiff. (Pic for Janine who also recently made a dress from curtains, but hers is much better than mine!) Pls ignore the mess!
And finally I have a linen pocketed dress that I can wear! (but with leggings so I can hide my knobbly knees!) Not a bad way to spend 3 hours! (ignoring of course the proceeding 15 plus hours to get this far!)